Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We offer you quality and personalized accommodation while experiencing San José. We embrace diversity in a co-living environment that provides you comfort in each of our unique spaces not only for a great rest but for creativity, relaxation, and cultural experiences.

We're a small hostel and like to pay special attention to details to make your stay more pleasant and grant you the comfort you need during your visit to San Jose, whether it's a short or long one.

We are in La Sabana, which is close enough to the main downtown area but away from the noise and crowds.

At Capital Hostel de Ciudad you'll find different areas to share, create, collaborate, inspire and get inspired.
Common areas include:
- Backyard with BBQ facilities and space for yoga.
- Entertainment area with pool table, video projector, musical instruments, vinyl player, board games.
- Indoor patio.
- Work desk.
- Book exchange and reading area.
- Living room.
- Full kitchen facilities.

Our place has three different accommodation types:
- Pods in shared dorms: All of our pods have 3 mini shelves and a big sized secured drawer for your belongings, as well as two independent lights and electrical outlets. The pods have a curtain for extra privacy since our dorms are on an open-floor format.
All linen and towels are included. 
Independent showers, toilets, and sinks are just a couple of steps away.

- Private rooms with shared bathroom: This room type has a maximum capacity of 3 people. It has one queen-sized bed and a twin-sized bed. The ensuite bathroom is shared with another triple room only. Fan, a big closet for your belongings and a 32' TV with cable are also a part of this room.

- Private room with private bathroom: This room has two queen-sized beds, private ensuite bathroom with bathtub, and a walk-in closet. You will also enjoy a desk, fan and a 32' TV with cable. This room has an indoor patio view where natural light will energize you to start each morning.

Regarding location, we are just a couple of blocks south from La Sabana Metropolitan Park in San José (Mata Redonda district). Very easy access to/from the airport, San Jose downtown, Escazu area and more. Find us on Google Maps or Waze under Capital Hostel de Ciudad.
La Sabana Park is where the National Stadium and the Costa Rican Art Museum are located. The park is also a great spot for outdoors activities and sports. Fairs, festivals and special events are also often held here.

Nearby you'll find grocery stores, a small supermarket, a pharmacy, small local restaurants and international food restaurants.

Also, we are conveniently located half block from "Sabana-Estadio" bus stop, which takes you directly downtown and connects you to any other bus stop in San Jose. If you are more of a walking person, you can also get to the main downtown area within a 30-minute walk.

Email us for more information on how to get here from the airport and we'll provide you with all the different options.

Capital Hostel de Ciudad Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards,
debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes not included - 13.00%


The reception is open from 07.00 to 22.00
Please let us know if you are arriving after 11:00 PM or leaving before 6:00 AM.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 May 2022
    Great place! Very low-key if that is what you are looking for, but also an environment that is very suitable to meeting new people. The staff were kind enough to check me in much earlier than the check in time. It was a little farther from the city center than I anticipated and takes about 25-30 minute walk, and I personally had issues putting the address into Apple Maps. But overall I could not have been happier with my stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2022
    Would definitely recommend staying here if you are in San Jose. Secure gate to enter with staff on duty 24/7. We had a car & parked inside the gate for free. The hostel was lovely & clean. Space in the clean fridge for our food. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils. There was a coffee machine. The bed was really comfortable & had a privacy curtain. I slept really well.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 May 2022
    super clean, hot nice shower, super helpful staff. the ambiance wasn’t super lit, but considering that san jose is more than often a transit place and not the destination, it was totally fine by us as we could catch much zzz. also, very secure and well located!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 May 2022
    Great place to stay in San Jose. Bunks are comfy and super nice staff!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 May 2022
    Overall a really good modern hostel. Clean facilities & the kitchen was really good. Free cold water. Lots of helpful / useful information at the front desk. Not right in the city centre but about a 15/20 min Uber ride to the bus stations.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 May 2022
    I stayed at this hostel before heading to the airport the next day. It was a fantastic stay - the staff members are so helpful and are around 24/7. I had a 6am flight and they were up and called a taxi for me. I really loved the curtains on the dorm beds - felt very private. Facilities are super clean. Area it is in is just okay, but I took a taxi to Barrio Escalante for taxi and it wasn’t too far or expensive.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Apr 2022
    Very clean hostel with spacious dorm and bathroom. The layout of the beds was very smart with curtains, plugs and lamps in easy reach. The ladders to the top bunks were even wide and comfy to climb. The mattress and pillow were great to sleep on. The receptionist helped us call a taxi and let us know how to get to the next location in Costa Rica. There was lots of helpful information on the walls. I’d definitely stay here again for a hostel located close to the airport.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Apr 2022
    Really nice place, especially if you’re on a layover, or just passing through San Jose, as most people are. I would recommend this place, it’s not the most happening hostel, but then nowhere in San Jose is, and this place has a pool table and great facilities. Would stay again.
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 May 2022
    Pros: the staff are lovely, everything’s really clean and it’s an easy place to socialise with people! Cons: the WiFi isn’t good and the main thing is that there are no doors, the beds are joint with the communal area. This would be fine apart from people talking at 5/6/7am with no care of people sleeping and you can’t get away. I’ve stayed 3 times and it’s happened every time Also girls, be careful of the men in Costa Rica I’ve never been around more pervy men. Every day it happened to me
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    30 Apr 2022
    I think this hostel is highly overrated. Ok it's modern, moderately clean, and there is free coffee. But the dorms are just a big flop. What was the designer smoking on that day? It's all an open space, you can hear every single thing, from the security guy sniffling all night, and occasionally watching videos or playing games on his phone, people checking in at 6am, people activating the super noisy coffee machine during the night, and literally every single word people say in the common areas
    Italy, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Costa Rica

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